It would have been easy to be cynical about the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. After all, this five-door car tries to sell off the back of the GT two-door but its only technical connections to the 911-fighter are its engine, gearbox and its front and rear looks. And yet it mostly works. And that’s something of a surprise and a testament to the value of clever scaffolding. Beneath its contrived, stretched banana of a five-door "coupe" body, the GT Coupe isn’t a stretched GT. That would have entailed an enormous amount of creative aluminium spaceframe shenanigans and it seemed altogether easier just to stretch out the well-received E63 instead. So that’s what they did. AMG has tried to cram so many GT design "signatures" into a big five-door you could even call it AMG’s Panamera. There’s the grille, obviously, and the tail, which is equally obvious, yet in between is, err, nothing at all related to the GT. It’s a big machine inside, too, with seating for five and a step up in rear legroom. Th...

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